In the ongoing quest to find great deals on eBay or even to find items that you can resell, one of the interesting approaches is by looking for misspelled items. One of the most common misspellings was “labtop” for “laptop”. This misspelling is so common that some people listing laptops actually use the word “labtop” in their title. Check it out.
You know the topics you are interested in. Look at how the word can be misspelled. For instance, if needlepoint is your passion, try searching for “neadlepoint” or “needelpoint”. It is more than likely that you will find a few items under these misspellings. Even better – for you – these items will not have bids on them because people looking for needlepoint will not find these.
As an experiment, I went and tried this just now and found 12 items and not one of these had an eBay bid. Some were from the same eBay seller. You could watch these, buy them at the last minute for the opening bid price which is low, ask for combined shipping and have a great set of items that you can list in your own auction - correctly spelled!
It won’t work in the case of combined shipping where all the items will be shipped in the same package but a side benefit of winning these misspelled auctions is that you have them already packaged and ready to reship when you sell them. If you like, you can take a peek inside to make sure it is as advertised and then tape it up again.
Often it is easy to copy the misspelled auction into your word processing programme and fix the misspelling and modify it so that it is yours. It will have the basic information such as dimensions and colour already worked out for you.